David Rowe spent 5 years in the British Army before leaving to work in finance. He spent 16 years at Schroders where he initially worked as a fund manager before becoming Managing Director of their UK Charities and Private Client business. After Schroders, he spent 17 years at UBS where he had responsibility for many different areas including their UK intermediary, Philanthropy, and Charities businesses. During his time at UBS, he created the UBS UK Donor-Advised Foundation, which is now the second largest DAF in the UK. Other locations in UBS (Switzerland and Singapore) have now replicated the UK philanthropy model.
He holds a degree in Economics from Exeter University. He is the Treasurer of SSAFA ‘the Armed Forces Charity, a trustee of the Army Sports Control Board and the Honorary Treasurers’ Forum. He is a Visiting Fellow in Charity Investments at the Bayes Business School, City University of London. He has been married for nearly 30 years and has a daughter and son. Amongst his interests are golf and gardening during the daytime and cooking and bridge in the evening.